Team ICO Gamers explore 5 things which make Shadow of the Colossus one of the best video games ever created.
one of the greatest games ever made. Period. This is more than a game, it was art.
I've played many, many games over the years, and SOTC is still my favorite.
It just "Feel" different than every other game I've played with the exception of ICO.
There is an artistic direction, and sense of purpose that give these games a very unique, and deliberate feel to them
The only thing holding this game back was graphical limitations of the hardware. Just imagine what they could've accomplished on the PS3, hint it would be the sickest game... ever.
This game is a masterpiece, and ICO was ground breaking.
I can't wait for the next Team Ico instalment.
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I have to admit I wasnt really a fan of ICO but Shadow of the Colossus ws one of my favourite games. I have a few friends who hate it and cant understand why I love it so much, Ah well it's their loss to miss out on a game as great as this one.
While I wholeheartedly agree with your article, isn't this just your personal blog post?
Edit: Ah, I was just curious because I noticed his n4g name (alexrowetos) was suspiciously close to the blog writer's name Alex Rowe.
team ico gamers is a respected blog that usually gets inside information from team ico. (i think)
but yeah, i loved both ico and shadow of the colossus. both were excellent in their own ways, but sotc was just so much more epic.
for me, its the camera movement + great animation that this game THE BOMB for me, fighting giant never look so good!
why sony is alienating a lot of it's new Ps3 gamers if they decide to purchase the much cheaper 40 gig ps3.
We hail these games as some of the best and I'm down with that but, sadly many won't be able to play it if they get rid of their ps2 or are brand new gamers.
Actually plenty of games on the ps2 that warrants attention then the Ps3. this is one of them.
well i guess this is a blog and it passes inspection so no more complaints about blogs. true blog tho
If people want PS3 BC, they can get the 60GB model instead of the 40GB model.
I love how people forget that.
Best game EVER! IMO
this game is pretty spectacular, and an excellent example of what games can achieve artistically and theatrically in addition to great gameplay. i think what makes it easier for people to declare it "better than all the rest" is that is is so different from all the rest. other games may be more widely appreciated, but rarely with the devotion that something this innovative inspires.
Disagreed...mushy controls killed this game for me. Yea, it looked nice though and it was very atmospheric.
BRAVISIMO!!!!!!! In a league of its own
this game is one of the most artistic video games I've ever played...the environments are beautiful, storyline is great, the controls are tight, the fighting/puzzle combination is just simply awesome, and most importantly the game is fun to play! Everyone should play this game and see creative gameplay at its best!
I agree the story is so compelling and the ending is the way games should finish.
One of the most haunting games I have ever played. The music, environment, characters and story all combine to create a unique experience. I don't think I've ever felt more conflicted playing a game as I have with Colossus. Destroying the magnificent Colossi for my own selfish ends just felt wrong at times.
Shadow of the Colossus 2 is under development.
This was a seriously monotone game. Hope that Fumito Ueda change that if they are thinking in a sequel. (I don't think so because basically ICO was a flop, and SOTC didn't sell as well too).
who gives a crap that it flopped. The masses are idiots, anyways. SOTC did better than ICO, and I"m sure the next one will top that. We are talking about how great the game is. The game is near perfect. Monotone my butt.
most people can't appreciate art...i guess you are one of those Padre
I have to say that after hearing so many people talk highly of this game I had to pick it up. Well I am playing it right now and I havd beat 3 of the collossus and have to say from what I have played I have no desire to finish this game.
and why do i think you are lying....but if you aren't dont give up...this is an awesome game
Care to elaborate? Each of the Colossi have individual weaknesses and require particular strategies to beat them.
I thought it was a great game, but I can understand how others might not feel the same way if the theme of the game didn't enchant or captivate them as it did me.
I never got to play through Ico (just the demo) but that and SotC express
a tone that few games can achieve. Just watching thos games mesmerize me...
I have practically no complaints about the game except I wish there was more to the world and colossus. What I mean is, the enviroment is too desolate. I wish there was more ruins of the past to explore and a greater challenge to reach each colossus. I also wish the colossus were more interactive. By that I mean, I wish the colossus could do more that just shake to try to throw you off. I want them trying to use their limbs and the enviroment to destroy me. Other than that, I think the game is brilliant and I really can't wait for team Ico's next game(s).
Also, you can download the amazing soundtrack (in its entirety) off of:
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